Announcing the 14TH ANNUAL WESTERN REGIONAL GLOBAL HEALTH CONFERENCE
(formerly Western Regional International Health Conference) themed
“CHANGE-MAKERS: THE ESSENTIAL ROLE OF WOMEN IN GLOBAL HEALTH”
SAVE THE DATE!
The conference will be sponsored by and held at the UNIVERSITY OF
OREGON, MAIN CAMPUS IN EUGENE, OREGON ON APRIL 20TH-22ND, 2018. The cost
will be $25 dollars for undergraduate and graduate students, and $50
dollars for non-students.
Registration is now live!
This is a student-led joint effort between UNIVERSITY OF OREGON STUDENTS
FOR GLOBAL HEALTH AND OHSU-PSU GLOBAL HEALTH INTEREST GROUP AND IS
CO-SPONSORED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF GLOBAL
HEALTH. This conference will feature a multi-disciplinary approach to
understanding some of the largest and most pressing global health issues
we are facing today, with special focus placed on the role of women in
our changing global health landscape.
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: (Deadline March 1, 2018)
If you are interested in submitting an abstract to speak or present,
please submit your abstract to the attached link:
Professor Kristin Yarris in the International Studies department at the University of Oregon centers her research around the around the social determinants of health and wellbeing and the cultural shaping of illness and distress in different global locations. In her book, released in August 2017, Care Across Generations: Solidarity and Sacrifice in Transnational Families (Stanford University Press, 2017), Yarris shows how intergenerational caregiving not only reflects gendered and political-economic constraints but also generates strong emotional ties and sources of cultural resilience for families in the face of the disruption of transnational migration.